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2 May 2007

United Press International

BERNE, Switzerland — Recent acts of gun violence have led Swiss politicians to consider tightening the country's traditionally lax gun safety laws. All men between ages 20 and 30 in Switzerland are members of the state militia, and as such they are issued weapons and ammunition. However, a Swiss Senate committee last month voted to ban to keeping of ammunition in private residences, and the issue now goes to the country's Parliament, The Independent reported... (

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